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Peter Looby
January 30, 2024


Peter Looby of Dennisport, formerly of Natick and Mission Hill, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, after succumbing to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Boston, Peter was the beloved husband of the late Mary (Killion) Looby, and the loving father of Kevin Looby and wife Bronwen, Timothy Looby and wife Norma, Michael Looby and wife Stephanie, Daniel Looby and wife Kim, Maura Mahoney and husband Sean, and Brendan Looby. Peter is predeceased by siblings Tom Looby and wife Molly, Kathleen Mills and husband Vincent, Ellen Fitzgerald and husband Bob, and younger brother Joseph Looby. Loving brother-in-law of Margaret Tarmey of Weymouth, Patricia Killion of Lake Mary, Florida, Michael Killion and wife Sheila of Roslindale, James Killion and wife Brianne of Norwood, Peter Killion and wife Deborah of Norwood and Ellen Prendergast and husband John of Marshfield and the late Pauline Campbell and husband Thomas of Pembroke and the late John Killion and wife Jeanne of Roslindale. Affectionate grandfather to Martin, Kyle, Katherine, Brian, Alec, Owen, and Jillian. Peter is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and a whole host of wonderful friends.

Peter grew up in the Mission Hill parish attending Mission grammar school and Mission High School where he was the football captain. Peter went on to complete his bachelor’s degree at Boston College. As an Auditor and Accountant, Peter held various positions and worked for over 20 years at Digital Corporation before accepting early retirement. Not quite ready to head into retirement Peter accepted a position as an Auditor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Peter, along with his wife of 58 years, loved to host parties, attend musical and theatrical events, and to gather with friends and family. In retirement they took numerous trips with family and friends and enjoyed so many fun times together.
Peter was a mischievous and spirited boy and grew up to be a hard-working dedicated husband, father, and friend, but he never left that mischievous boy behind. Dancer, pickleball fanatic, painter, avid swimmer, Rare Auld Times fan, fisherman, cribbage player, and fun-loving guy, Peter truly lived life to the fullest. He would often say “this is the life”, and he really meant it. Pete was truly one of a kind and he will be greatly missed.

Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., West Roxbury, Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help "Mission Church" at 10 o'clock. Visiting Hours Monday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Interment Private.

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Gormley Funeral Service
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132